noncomprehending

comprehend

[kom-pri-hend]
verb (used with object)
1.
to understand the nature or meaning of; grasp with the mind; perceive: He did not comprehend the significance of the ambassador's remark.
2.
to take in or embrace; include; comprise: The course will comprehend all facets of Japanese culture.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English comprehenden < Latin comprehendere, equivalent to com- com- + prehendere to grasp; see prehensile

comprehender, noun
comprehendingly, adverb
noncomprehending, adjective
noncomprehendingly, adverb
precomprehend, verb (used with object)
self-comprehending, adjective
uncomprehended, adjective
uncomprehending, adjective
uncomprehendingly, adverb
well-comprehended, adjective

apprehend, comprehend.


1. See know1. 2. See include.
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comprehend (ˌkɒmprɪˈhɛnd)
 
vb
1.  to perceive or understand
2.  (tr) to comprise or embrace; include
 
[C14: from Latin comprehendere, from prehendere to seize]

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comprehend
mid-14c., "to grasp with the mind," from L. comprehendere "to take together, to unite; include; seize" (of catching fire or the arrest of criminals); also "to comprehend, perceive" (to seize or take in the mind), from com- "completely" + prehendere "to catch hold of, seize" (see prehensile).
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